Earth and Planetary Sciences - Earth and Planetary Sciences
The study of sediments such as sand, silt and clay is referred to as sedimentology. This includes the analyses of various process related to their formation, transportation, diagenesis and deposition. Sedimentary rocks and structures are the key areas of focus under this discipline. Sedimentary rocks can be broadly classified into carbonates, clastic rocks, chemical sedimentary rocks and evaporites. Stratigraphy is a branch of geology which is closely related to sedimentology. It focuses on the structure of rock layers and layering. This discipline can be divided into lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy. The topics included in this book on sedimentology and stratigraphy are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to readers. Some of the diverse topics covered herein address the varied branches that fall under this category. Coherent flow of topics, student-friendly language and extensive use of examples make this book an invaluable source of knowledge.